Facts: 12 million elementary school children are on the free & reduced meal program. Nearly 58,000 children in 498 schools and 41 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack

The Power of $80 feeds a child on the weekends for a 38 week school year

What we do?

Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.

Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved. Whether you're adopting a school, holding a fundraiser, donating or volunteering at a school, you can play a pivotal role in improving the lives of kids in our community.


Blessings in a Backpack was named Charity of the Year for 2012 by People Magazine's First Help Feed a Child Campaign.

Akron Public Schools recognized Blessings in a Backpack-Akron as Volunteer of the Year 2012

Don Drumm Ornament Sale

For this holiday season, buy an exclusive ornament made by the Don Drumm Studio for Blessings in a Backpack Akron to hang on your tree.

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Fall Mum Sale

Fall Mum Sale 2014 at St. Hilary Parish.

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3454 Aegean Drive
Akron, OH 44333